National Men’s Health Week

Man and woman walking together

With National Men’s Health Week coming up next week (just in time for Father’s Day), we wanted to discuss ways you can help the men in your life stay healthy. Most of these tips are applicable to women as well, so you can work together for a healthier lifestyle.

Heart Healthy Habits

Heart disease is a leading health risk for men, affecting more than one in three men according to the American Heart Association. To reduce your risk of heart disease:

  • Eat well-balanced meals with a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit salt, sugar, and alcohol intake.
  • Exercise regularly with a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.
  • Have regular checkups and trust your instincts by going to the doctor when something isn’t “right”.
  • Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.

Know the Signs

Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Knowing the symptoms can be a matter of life or death. Call 911 if you suspect you or someone else is having a heart attack. The signs include:

  • Feeling light-headed or faint
  • Pain/discomfort in the jaw, neck, back, chest, arms, or shoulder
  • Shortness of breath

Other Health Tips

  • Use condoms to protect yourself from HIV and other STDs.
  • Get plenty of sleep to lower stress, reduce inflammation, and a myriad of other health benefits.
  • Keep track of your numbers, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI).
  • When in doubt, consult your physician. We truly believe it’s better to be safe than sorry!

From the staff at Capital Women’s Care, we’d like to wish all the dad’s and father figures out there a happy, healthy Father’s Day.

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The providers of Capital Women's Care seek the highest quality medical and ethical standard in an environment that nurtures the spirit of caring for every woman.

 

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